Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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As much as there are plenty to see inside the city, we nevertheless wanted to go on a day trip outside of Paris. So one morning, we went to Gare Montparnasse and bought a train ticket to Chartres. Chartres is a town about two hours away, and it has a...

Iran has a bad rep nowadays, at least if you believe what the media tells you. You would probably not even consider Iran as a travel destination, which is unfortunate since it is otherwise full of very warm and hospitable people, as I personally expe...

On one of the afternoons we were in Paris, we decided to go outside of the city and check out a fortress. We took the subway all the way to the east and visited the Château de Vincennes, a 14th century fortress. This place used to be a 12th century...

Hmm, they say that you either love or hate Paul Auster's works. I must say I belong to the latter category. See, while I was in Paris earlier this year, I was in a bookstore at Paris Montparnasse Station, waiting for a train. Paul Auster's no...

I wanted to go to this place. And since it's very close to the islands, we headed here once we were ready to move on. This is actually a research institute that was established by the Arab countries with the goal of disseminating the culture and...

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to go sailing with some friends. As I haven't done this activity before, I was actually looking forward to it. However, by the end of the day, I realised that this activity is actually not for me. More...

As I mentioned before, we focused on the islands during this visit to Paris. There are actually three islands in Paris: two of them are natural, which are Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis. Île aux Cygnes which is further to the west is artifici...